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Sidelined by rain

Sidelined by rain

Roddy Brown, aged 8, shivers under an umbrella instead of playing as a striker for the Island Bay Stingrays. ‘It’s the rain’s fault,’ he said. In 1996 the junior rugby and football players of Wellington found their games cancelled five Saturdays in a row because of the rain. In winter there can be a sequence of fronts arriving every few days, especially in the North Island. Rain is often brought to New Zealand in low-pressure troughs containing several fronts. The initial fronts are most commonly from the west or north-west.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
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Erick Brenstrum, 'Weather - Lows – depressions', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 June 2024)

Story by Erick Brenstrum, published 12 Jun 2006